Odd man in

"Odd man in" Continued...

Issue: "All-American adoption story," Nov. 21, 2009

Q: How did people react to the spoof? When I speak on college campuses socialists always show up and I always ask them this question: "What would be the effect of the grading policy if I actually did it?" If people know what their outcome is in advance, they're not going to put forth an effort. The question I always have for the socialist is this: What's the difference between that and an economic policy that guarantees everyone the same outcome?

Q: Are things getting worse at secular universities? It's open season on Christians and conservatives on campus. I've referred to UNC as the University of No Conscience, and also the University of No Christians. I thank God that I'm there, that I was hired as an atheist and I turned on them, and that they said a lot of very stupid things in front of me before I converted.

Q: So what happens to students? It is chic and it is hip to rebel against your parents. When you're presented with these radical ideas and you parrot them back to your professors, you immediately receive positive reinforcement. They shun you if you adhere to those traditional values and shower you with love and attention and approval if you do otherwise. Most students come back because for a lot of them it's just a temporary experiment in rebellion.

Q: Temporary and soon forgotten? Unfortunately, they do things that hurt them permanently. They come from fairly mainstream religious backgrounds, go off to college, and have enough sex partners to have serious depression issues for the rest of their lives-or they have an abortion and they don't know that it isn't a scab because they've never looked at an ultrasound. They don't realize it until much later. And how many of them pick up sexually transmitted diseases that can't be cured? For many of them it's an experiment that stays with them for the rest of their lives.

Q: As you've challenged rules, have you had defeats? We lose when we don't fight. I remind students: You'll be scared for a while, you'll get beat up for a while, but there is greater glory waiting on the other side.
To hear Marvin Olasky's interview with Mike Adams, click the following links: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.


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